Both teams will be fighting hard for critical points on Monday when Brighton & Hove Albion hosts Everton in an English Premier League matchup. Everton was a surprise at the top of the EPL table after beating the Seagulls 4-2 in October, but it's been a roller-coaster ride since then. The Toffees now sit in the eighth spot but are just eight points behind fourth-place West Ham. Brighton has started finding the back of the net in recent weeks but is trying to stay well above the relegation zone. The Seagulls are 16th, six points above Fulham, but have two games in hand.
Kickoff is set for 3:15 p.m. ET. The latest Everton vs. Brighton odds from William Hill Sportsbook list Brighton as the 0.5-goal and +135 money-line favorite, while the over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Brighton vs. Everton picks, check out the English Premier League predictions from SportsLine's Martin Green.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper. Since then, his European soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated over $18,200 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season.
Now, Green has set his sights on Everton vs. Brighton and revealed his best bets. You can only see them over at SportsLine.
- Everton vs. Brighton spread: Brighton -0.5
- Everton vs. Brighton over-under: 2.5 goals
- Everton vs. Brighton money line: Everton +215, Brighton +135, Draw +225
- EVT: Richarlison has six goals in his last 10 matches and has scored five winners.
- BRI: The home team has won six of the past seven league matches between the sides.
Why you should back Everton
The Toffees (14-5-10, 47 points) come in with the knowledge that they dominated Brighton in the last outing, and James Rodriguez led the way. The Colombian scored twice and had an assist, and the Seagulls had no answer for his creativity. The Brighton defense has struggled this season, posting just nine clean sheets in the 30 matches, and it has yielded 38 goals. The unit has been hit by injuries, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison should be able to feed off the creativity of Rodriguez and Gylfi Sigurdson at midfield.
Everton has not been producing a ton of shots, but it leads the league in percentage of shots on target at 39.5, and 10 players have scored goals. Calvert-Lewin is tied for fourth in the league with 14, and Richarlison has six to go along with three assists. Rodriguez also has six goals and has added four assists, while Sigurdsson has four of each. Defender Lucas Digne also pushes forward to contribute, and he leads the team with six assists. Everton has lost to Brighton just four times in 18 meetings (9-5-4) and has outscored the Seagulls 15-9 in the last eight matches.
Why you should back Brighton
The Seagulls (7-11-12, 32 points) don't appear to be in major trouble regarding relegation, but they can't afford to let up. The one-goal setback to Manchester United was respectable, and they outscored Southampton and Newcastle 5-1 in the two prior to that. They face an Everton defense that has just seven clean sheets this season, so they should have no trouble getting on the board. The Toffees have been outscored 7-2 over their past four games.
Brighton has the quality up front to expose Everton's defense, with forwards Neal Maupay, Danny Welbeck and Adam Lallana combining for 13 goals and four assists. Maupay leads the squad with eight goals. Pascal Gross has a team-high six assists, and he and Lallana are critical components in finding open space in Brighton's possession game. The Seagulls hold the ball 51.6 percent of the time (ninth in EPL), while Everton keeps it just 47.3 percent (14th). Brighton is seventh in the league in total shots and is starting to put more of them on target.
How to make EPL picks for Brighton vs. Everton
Green is leaning over 2.5 total goals, and he's locked in a pair of best bets, including a prop pick with a plus-money payout. He's only sharing his top picks here.
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